Peppers at 10, which seems low.
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|3 days 9 hours ago||Man, I gotta tip my hat to||
Man, I gotta tip my hat to you for your passion and commitment to M football, but that's a rough 81 game stretch for us historically.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||I disagree completely||
that a failure of the system is a failure of the team doctor necessarily.
I am an athlete who actually played football too. I played concussed multiple times because the doc never knew. Happened a lot back then, hopefully far less now.
The medical community is working very hard to implement safe guidelines for the evaluation and management of concussion. It requires an integrated system with buy-in from the team/institution, coaches, trainers, multiple different physician specialties and the players themselves. I am a team doctor for high school and professional teams. While there may be exceptions, the vast majority of us care a great deal about the athletes we are responsible for and truly want what is best for them.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||What I said||
was in response to a previous comment and spoke more to the evolving evaluation and understanding of concussion.
|10 weeks 2 hours ago||Well...||
Team docs were not sending clearly symptomatic (photophobia, disoriented, amnesia, nausea/vomiting etc) concussed players back into a game 60 years ago or 10 years ago. However, that's not how the majority of concussions present on the sideline. 10 years ago, and probably more recently, "mild" or Grade I concussions (now an obsolete/irrelevant terminology) were observed for 15-30 minutes and reevaluated. If "symptom free" and after a brief neurological exam (with no controls or validated metrics) they were often cleared to return to play that game. They almost certainly would return to practice quickly and play the next week.
|10 weeks 5 hours ago||Concussion management||
It absolutely is an emerging science. It wasn't that long ago that concussed athletes were let back on the field the same game. That would (or should) never happen now, but it used to happen all the time.
|17 weeks 23 hours ago||What exactly is wrong with||
What exactly is wrong with their roster in GR? They are one of the better teams in the AHL this year, as they have been the last several years.
|51 weeks 1 day ago||Helmets have limited capacity||
Helmets have limited capacity to protect against concussion. Even modern designs have not shown much greater protection from concussion then old-fashioned leather helmets. They are much better in protecting against a skull fracture but not concussion. It has to do with the sudden deceleration and impact of the brain inside the skull. That is a very difficult biomedical engineering problem to solve.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||To say that a patient is lazy||
To say that a patient is lazy or the doctor is incompetent if not "recovered" 5 months after an ACL reconstruction is just a ridiculous statement.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||But the clock did stop at||
But the clock did stop at :43. Watch the replay. Not for long, but clock stopped, chains were moving, and the ref started the clock going again. Quite quickly if you ask me but clock did stop.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||The clock DID stop at :43 for||
The clock DID stop at :43 for the first down. The chains were (kind of ) reset, and the ref started the clock. We lost 11 seconds at the line of scrimmage trying to get our next play off before the ref stopped it again for the review. It seems to me that refs this year are really starting the clock very quickly after first downs. I've noticed several times that the chains are not even reset and the clock gets rolling again.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||I believe that had the call||
I believe that had the call been reversed, the clock would have been reset. Given that it wasn't, I think it was correct to not change the clock. Once they did restart the clock it probably did cost us an additional 3-4 seconds as we didn't snap the ball right away.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||Generally speaking, yes. The||
Generally speaking, yes.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||No. ACL injuries are||
No. ACL injuries are traumatic, not attritional or degenerative. The ligament tears acutely and destabilizes the knee. Typically, the knee is fine and then a split second later it is not.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||I don't agree with that.||
I don't agree with that. There is no literature to suggest that an ACL reconstructed knee is necessarily stronger or better than pre injury. While the transplanted patellar tendon or hamstring tendons are both stronger than the native ACL at the time of surgery, they undergo significant remodeling and revascularization which significantly
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Orthopaedist here. Pure||
Orthopaedist here. Pure speculation, but a 2 week prognosis would imply cleaning up a small flap of cartilage or small flap tear of the meniscus that was removed (as opposed to repaired or stitched). With a first rate staff of docs and trainers like M has and a high level athlete, 2 weeks is possible but that is not typical for the average weekend warrrior. Once again; speculation - I know nothing at all of what Roundtree had done.